March 3rd, 2015

6 Things in Your Home that Could Cause Cancer

6 Things in Your Home that Could Cause Cancer Groovy Green Livin

A person is more likely to die from heart disease than cancer, but cancer is closing in quickly and could take the lead. According to a recent New York Times article, the most encouraging gains in the war against cancer come from taking steps to prevent this disease. We all know that not all cancers are preventable, but through some simple lifestyle changes we can sometimes lower our risk. The home is an easy place to begin since there are several possible cancer-causing substances that might be lurking under your very own roof.  Non-Stick Pots and Pans (Teflon) Many homes are filled with nonstick pots...

February 26th, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Cast Iron

Everything about Cast Iron Groovy Green Livin

I’ve been gradually making the switch to safer pots and pans. Nonstick finishes have come under fire in recent years due to the toxic fumes emitted when the cookware is exposed to high heat. Bye, bye Teflon, hello cast iron and stainless steel. About a year ago I was sent a Lodge 10-inch cast iron skillet ($14) for review and it rocked my world. Since then I have an arsenal of stainless steel and cast iron in my kitchen. Cast iron certainly has its drawbacks- it’s extremely heavy and cast iron requires a little extra elbow grease to keep it in tip top shape. But I’m...

February 24th, 2015

Stonyfield YoBaby Turns Sweet 16!

Happy Birthday YoBaby Groovy Green Livin

I remember feeding that first bite of solid food to each of my boys. That scrunched up face and tongue that didn’t quite know what to do or how to chew. It was adorable and photo and video worthy. I’m sure those of you who have seen a child take their first bite of food can remember that very same moment. YoBaby yogurt was always an easy option during those early years. Grabbing a few yogurt containers or tubes and throwing them in the diaper bag with an ice pack was part of the routine. They would reappear just before...

February 12th, 2015

Join Me: Tell Congress We Have the Right to Know What’s in Our Food

Tell Congress We Have the Right to Know What's in Our Food Groovy Green Livin

Everyone has the right to know what’s in their food. It’s hard to disagree with that, right? More than 90% of Americans believe GE (genetically engineered) foods should be labeled. Unfortunately, there are a few who don’t agree that GMOs should be labeled and they’re giving the pro labeling community a tough time. Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and  G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) have introduced legislation dubbed the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act), which would deny consumers the right to know if there are genetically engineered ingredients in their food. National Week of Action to Label GMOs This week has been designated “National Week of Action...

February 9th, 2015

4 Climate-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

Climate-Friendly Valentine's Day Groovy Green Livin

   This was originally published on the Huffington Post. It’s hard to ignore the sea of red gifts and boxes of chocolates lining the aisles in most stores this time of year. Valentine’s Day is upon us. While we ponder how to best surprise our loved ones, many areas in the country are being hammered with multiple blizzards. It’s hard to imagine, with several feet of snow on the ground, that winters have, on average, been getting warmer since the 1970s. According to Climate Central there has been an overall drop in the number of nights below freezing in most cities. This increase in warmer weather throughout the world...

February 5th, 2015

Time for Dollar Stores to Stop Selling Toxic Products

Dollar Store Products Tested Contain Hazardous Chemicals Groovy Green Livin

During one of our vacations last summer I remember making a pit stop at a local “dollar store”. The choices for shopping were few in the remote area of Maine we were travelling through. We were searching for beach toys, kick boards and other items that would help entertain our kids during our much anticipated days at the beach. We left the store with a pile of inexpensive purchases. Now I’m cringing and kicking myself for making those purchases. A new report released by The Campaign for Healthier Solutions found 81% of dollar store (referring to a group of discount...

February 3rd, 2015

4 Gadgets to Help You Through a Snowstorm

Snowstorm Groovy Green Livin

After a two hour delay this morning my kids are finally back in school. Two snow days later. That means, as it does for many, I can finally get back to work. We’ve been hit with two snowstorms in a relatively short period of time. Check out my Instagram photos to see the insane amount of snow. This last snowstorm was a heavy hitter, with the snow continuing steadily throughout the day yesterday. As the groundhog predicted, it’s no surprise that we have at least 6 more weeks of winter coming our way. I’m sure we’ll have a few more notable...


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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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